[Samba] Problem with MacOSX and SAMBA

James Peach jorgar at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 15:51:29 GMT 2007

On 07/06/07, Dr.Peer-Joachim Koch <pkoch at bgc-jena.mpg.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> our Mac users have sometimes trouble with samba shares.
> Those users are not able for a certain time ( 0.5 -20 sec)
> to read or write to files.
> Some reported error messages like "read only file" or
> file not found.
> Windows users (XP) have some also slow access, but no further
> problems.
> Our file system is also used from or linux cluster (192CPU),
> but we are using a GFS to share the load. I'm not sure if
> the gfs or ldap or something else causes the delay in the file
> i/o. Error messages did not appear in the samba (normal) log.
> Any idea ?

Not really. Do these problems reproduce with a local filesystem (eg.
EXT3 or XFS)?

If you could provide a packet trace of the OS X clients that might be
helpful (maybe).

James Peach | jorgar at gmail.com

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